The fields of criminology and justice are changing quickly, thanks to new technologies, increased scrutiny of law enforcement and justice systems, and new questions surrounding the complex social issues that lead to crime. To address these changes, Loyola University New Orleans offers an online Bachelor of Criminology & Justice that addresses a broad range of topics across the criminology and justice fields. In addition to the cutting-edge technologies and research skills required for a career in criminology or justice, the program focuses on more theoretical issues, such as the nature of crime, justice as a social good, and ways to deter and mitigate unlawful behavior. Students are encouraged to ask questions about our social structures as a whole, not only to understand the implications that these constructs have on crime, but also to learn how we can make the world a better place.
Recently ranked the 13th best criminology bachelor’s program in the nation, the Bachelor of Criminology & Justice will provide a solid foundation in critical thinking, research, and communication. The rigorous, comprehensive curriculum includes topics such as:
Loyola’s online Bachelor of Criminology & Justice degree features a strong social science component that allows students to take a deep dive into the field. Students learn how to conduct original research and critique agency-generated research. Students also learn how to leverage new technologies and tools in the pursuit of justice. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of careers in criminal justice, including:
For those students looking to pursue careers beyond traditional law enforcement and justice systems, our program develops transferable critical thinking skills that can be easily applied in other settings, such as business and nonprofit organizations.
Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a student’s talents to the fullest.
Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola’s new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.
Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:
At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.
Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:
Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.
Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.
Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education – including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.
Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.
Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.
At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.
Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.
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